The official seal of The University of Akron is primarily reserved for use on formal and ceremonial publications. Examples include certificates, diplomas, formal invitations or programs.

University seal

Seal colors

The approved seal colors are Akron Navy Blue and Akron Gold. If you would like to use a metallic gold option, contact University Communications and Marketing for guidance.

When reproducing the seal using the four-color process, use the CMYK ink formulas on Page 22 of the full Brand Standards (PDF). If you are using gold foil, CROWN FOIL 490 is recommended.

Area of Non-encroachment

The seal should never touch another element except the background field. To maintain this isolation, surround the seal with a space equal to the width of the shield in the seal’s center (below). The seal should never be reproduced smaller than 1 inch high.

Artwork for the seal is available in both digital and hard-copy forms. Please contact University Communications and Marketing to obtain art.

Area of non-encroachment for the seal

Need help?

For assistance, contact:

Jeff Harwell
University Communications and Marketing
Ext. 6670